This holiday season might look a bit different compared to previous ones but there’s always reasons to eat, drink and be thankful. Here is a list of restaurants and businesses in Calgary that have special Christmas Calgary 2020 offerings this year.
Of course, any support to local businesses is appreciated in these times. Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern.
Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
Due to the evolving pandemic situation, it is recommended to confirm availabilities with the restaurants/businesses.
This list is updated as information becomes available. Please reach out to me [email protected] or @foodgressing on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok) for any suggestions.
- Christmas Eve or Day Dine-in
- Christmas Calgary 2020 Turkey-To-Go
- Hotel BlackFoot
- Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza
- Calgary Zoo
- Thomsons Kitchen & Bar @ Hyatt Regency Calgary
- Yellow Door Bistro @ Hotel Arts
- Joey Restaurants
- Flower & Wolf @ Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
- Atco Blue Flame Kitchen
- Heritage Park Catering
- Rouge Calgary
- Delta Calgary South
- Big T's
- Sunterra Market
- T&T Supermarket
- Deerfoot Inn & Casino
- Meez Cuisine
- Carriage House
- "Alternative" Christmas Day or Eve Meals
- Festive Meals
- Hotel BlackFoot
- Bow Valley Ranche
- The Keg Steakhouse
- Wainwright Hotel
- Selkirk at Heritage Park
- Hy's Steakhouse
- Bow Valley Ranche
- The Guild
- DIY Celebration Ideas
- Holiday Gift Ideas
- Festive Things to do in Calgary
- Make a Donation
- New Year's Eve and Day Calgary 2020/2021
Christmas Eve or Day Dine-in
Thomsons Kitchen & Bar @ Hyatt Regency Calgary
- Christmas Eve Family-Style Dinner: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM. $65 Adults at $65; $30 Children 6 - 12.
- Christmas Day All-Day Buffet Spread: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM. $89 Adults at $65; $35 Children 6 - 12.
Yellow Door Bistro @ Hotel Arts
The Yellow Door Bistro is offering the following Christmas Day dine-in:
- Christmas Day Brunch Buffet $45 pp from 9 am-2 pm
- Christmas Day Dinner Buffet $80 pp from 4 pm - 8 pm
Christmas Calgary 2020 Turkey-To-Go
Hotel Blackfoot is offering a Christmas Carve-a-Deal available from December 1 - 31. 48 hrs notice required (subject to availability) and must be prepaid. To reserve contact (403) 212-1728. Pick up times every 30 minutes from 10 am – 7 pm.
13lb Roast Turkey (serves 8-10 ppl) and priced at $325 + GST. It includes:
- Build your own Caesar Salad
- Honey Dilled Baby Carrots
- Roast Brussel Sprouts
- Glazed Acorn Squash
- Whipped Potato
- Traditional Stuffing with Cranberries and Apple
- Herbed Pan Gravy
- Orange Cranberry Sauce
- Apple Crumble
- Shortbread Cookies
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza
The package includes:
- Roasted Tom Turkey
- Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Root vegetables
- Sautéed Green Beans
- Baked Maple Sweet Potatoes
- Traditional Sage Stuffing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Turkey Gravy
- Choice Of Pie: Pumpkin, Strawberry Rhubarb, Saskatoon Berry, Apple
- Traditional English Sherry Trifle - Additional $3.50 per person
- 5-7 kg (6-8 people)│$249.00 including tax
- 9 kg (10-12 people)│$325.00 including tax
Traditional Turkey Dinner For 2 people: 400 grams of carved turkey (white and dark meat) and choice of one half of desert pie│$89.00 including tax.
Orders must be placed by 5 pm on December 21st, 2020.
Pick up orders from the Calgary Zoo South Security building located at 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary. All orders must be placed by December 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m
Dinner for 6 people: $220 (price per person $37)
Dinner for 10 people: $330 (price per person $33)
- ARTISAN DINNER ROLLS and butter
- CAESAR SALAD - Creamy Garlic Caesar dressing, brioche croutons, lemon wedge, asiago cheese
- WHOLE ROASTED TURKEY (Stuffed) (10lb = 6ppl, 15lb = 10ppl)
- COUNTRY STYLE BREAD STUFFING - Fresh herbs, pear
- NATURAL PAN GRAVY/CRANBERRY SAUCE
- ROASTED GARLIC SMASHED POTATO
- MAPLE GLAZED BABY CARROTS
- OVEN BAKED ACORN SQUASH
- ASSORTED FESTIVE TREATS – Cream puffs, sponge toffee candy cane chocolate bark, cookies
Thomsons Kitchen & Bar @ Hyatt Regency Calgary
Yellow Door Bistro @ Hotel Arts
Curbside pick-up available December 24 from 11 am - 7pm and December 25 from 8am-2pm. Order by December 21 at 5pm.
- Cheddar Herb Biscuit
roasted garlic butter
- Roast Winter Squash Soup
savoury sage granola
- Thyme & Rosemary Roast Turkey Breast
- Confit Turkey Leg
mushroom & sage stuffing
- Whipped Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
- Turkey Gravy & Citrus Cranberry Sauce
- Grainy Mustard Brussels Sprouts, Maple Roasted Baby Carrots, Grilled Broccolini
- Chocolate Hazelnut Yule Log
- Oven roasted turkey with gravy
- Caramelized apple and sage stuffing
- Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
- Butter glazed harvest carrots and yams
- Pan roasted Brussels sprouts
- Fall kale salad
- Dinner buns
- Cranberry sauce with orange zest
- Fresh baked apple cranberry pie with maple ice cream
Flower & Wolf @ Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Atco Blue Flame Kitchen
- Roasted Root Vegetables with Honey
- Herb & Lemon Glaze
- Roasted Parsnip & Pear Soup
- Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
- Sage Stuffing with Roasted Garlic
- Spiced Apple & Cranberry Chutney
- Ready to Roast Turkey Breast with Cooking Instructions
- Slow Cooked Turkey Thigh & Drum Confit
- Grainy Mustard Turkey Gravy
- Sticky Toffee Pudding with Whiskey
- Caramel Sauce
Christmas Dinners will be available for pre-order until December 18, or while quantities last.
Pre-orders can be picked up on December 22 or 23 at ATCO Park between 9 am and 5 pm at check out please indicate in the notes field which day you will be picking up your order.
Heritage Park Catering
Choose from a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, or a delicious brunch featuring Spolumbo’s maple chicken sausages and freshly made quiche.
- Dinner for two: $75
- Dinner for four: $145
- Brunch for two: $40
- Brunch for four: $78
- Celeriac Soup: Celery | Truffle | Hazelnut
- Salad: Leafy Greens | Grilled Radicchio | Red Onion | Grilled Apple | Goats Cheese | Mustard Shallot Vinaigrette
- Turkey Roulade of White & Dark Meat: Bacon/Apple/Sage Stuffing | Cranberry Chutney | Potato Pave| Turkey Gravy
- Brandy & Date Bread Pudding: Whipped Cream | Candied Pecans
- Each meal kit includes our house made bread & house made honey butter
Delta Calgary South
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Place your order by calling 403-479-8910 or email [email protected]
- Tomato gin soup
- Roasted yam and cranberry salad
- Herb-rubbed turkey with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, traditional stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry sauceor Orange and brown sugar glazed Soleterra d'Italia Modena ham with buttermilk mashed potatoes, roasted winter vegetables, traditional stuffing and giblet gravy or Vegetable Wellington with mushroom cream sauce, buttermilk mashed potatoes and roasted winter vegetables
- Banana coconut cream pie
Deerfoot Inn & Casino
You will not have to get out of your car your order will be brought out to you. Pick up will be outside the doors of the Hotel Banquet entrance.
Turkey: Golden Oven Roasted Turkey, House-Made Herb Stuffing,
Classic Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce. $225 6 -7 people, $325 12 - 13 people.
Prime Rib: Alberta Beef Prime Rib Roast, Horseradish & Au Jus. $299 6 -7 people, $475 12 - 13 people.
From December 22nd to January 4th, you can order a roast turkey dinner for 4 people for $59.99, or get the entire package with a whole pumpkin or pecan pie for $74.99. Offer valid for take-out only.
Option #1 - Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home.
Option #2 - Traditional turkey dinner for 4 people featuring tender carved turkey breast, savoury stuffing, garlic red-skinned mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of broccoli or sweet petite corn. Pick up cold and reheat at home.
Please check out my post on Denny's Christmas Menu 2020.
"Alternative" Christmas Day or Eve Meals
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Beef Wellington
- or Chickpea, Cauliflower + Walnut Wellington (vegan option)
- Slow Roasted Herbed Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots, Parsnips + Rutabaga
- Mushroom Gravy
- Sticky Toffee Pudding
- or Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan option)
Hotel Blackfoot is offering a Greens Holiday Plated Menu available Thursday evenings from November 26 - December 19. $28 per person.
Bow Valley Ranche
Bow Valley Ranche is offering á la maison delivery service featuring an exquisite fine-dining menu. Pre-order your Christmas lunch or dinner. They offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. Pick up is available from Cravings Market Restaurant: 7207 Fairmount Dr. SE. We offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. A $12 fee will be added for Calgary addresses outside of our radius.
The Keg Steakhouse
The Keg Steakhouse is offering Limited Edition Holiday Prime Rib Kit priced at $175 for four people. Complete with sides, seasonings, and enough good tidings for four people. Starting at $175 CAD for four people.
Selkirk at Heritage Park
Hy's Steakhouse is offering a Holiday Dinner ($119.95 per person) which includes four-course dinner includes Hy’s signature cheese toast, Caesar salad, a choice of New York, Filet or Rib Steak, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach maple-glazed carrots, and a festive cheesecake for dessert. This is available for takeout and delivery via UberEats.
They also offer a Cocktail Party (prices vary) featuring bite-sized selections such as chilled jumbo prawns, shaved roast beef sliders, grilled lamb chops, mushroom & goats cheese tarts, Amaretto white chocolate truffles, and more are available to order by the half or full dozen. Cocktail Party items require pre-ordering 24 hours in advance, please call to order.
Bow Valley Ranche
- Available from November 26th to January 2nd, 2021.
- Groups of 2-6 adults are required. Children are welcome as add-ons only.
- Hosted at the Devonian Gardens in Downtown Calgary – CORE Shopping Centre, 333 7 Ave SW 4th floor, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5 (park access from The Core)
- Choose from 3 beautifully crafted menus for $110 per person* (exclusive dome booking included in ticket price)
- Select your date, preferred time and menus (2 seatings available at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.)
Turkey Leg Confit & Sous Vide Turkey Breast · herbed pan gravy
or Dijon-crusted Striploin Roast · horseradish, au jus, Yorkshire puddings
ALL THE FIXINGS
Roasted Brussel Sprouts · caramelized onions, white balsamic, grated Grana Padano
Yukon Gold Mash · chives, crispy shallots
Honey-glazed Carrots · fresh thyme
Brioche Stuffing · sage sausage
Mulled Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Apple Cobbler · cinnamon sugar crumble or The Guild Pumpkin Pie · whipped cream
River Cafe is offering holiday catering. Check out their holiday catering menu.
Devour Catering is offering Christmas Dinner, Holiday Brunch boxes and more. All items are available from December 11 to December 31, 2020.
Great Events Catering
Celebrate with family or gift a gourmet festive holiday dinner from Great Events Catering, available Dec. 3 to Dec 24 (Thursday to Sunday each week). Whole Turkey serving 12 people is available.
They offer free delivery on all orders within a 10-15 km radius. Pick up is available from Cravings Market Restaurant.
DIY Celebration Ideas
Here are a few places where you find products for your DIY celebration:
Holiday Gift Ideas
Restaurant Gift Card Deals
If you're looking to buy some gift cards for loved ones or yourself this holiday season, you might want to take advantage of some restaurant gift card deals. Large chains (like Cactus Club, Earls, Boston Pizza) and other local restaurants are offering bonus gift cards with gift card purchases. See restaurant for details.
Rocky Mtn Chocolate
- "Flake" The Snowman ($45): handcrafted milk chocolate snowman filled with traditional Rocky Pop (light caramel popcorn, freshly roasted cashews, pecans, almonds and peanuts);
- Chocolate Christmas Trees
- Golden Night ($40): Dark chocolate tree with chocolate stars wrapped in glittering metallic foil;
- Holly ($40): Milk chocolate tree with decorative chocolate ornaments, surrounded by foil-wrapped chocolate presents;
- Holiday Chocolate Bombs ($5 each / $25 for five-piece box / $40 for 10-piece box): Eggnog Bomb, Gingerbread Bomb, Peppermint Naked Bomb, Festive Naked Bomb, Santa Bomb, Snowman Bomb, Snowflake Bomb
- Holiday Collection Master Peak ($30 for 11-piece box / $40 for 17-piece box): limited-edition boxes featuring a hand-selected assortment of confections, caramels, peanut butter cups and chocolate bombs. Available in-store and online.
- Chocolate Sucker ($6.50): rich milk chocolate sucker featuring Santa and Rudolph face'
- Single 4 oz. Novelty Chocolate ($10 to $15): individually wrapped solid chocolate Christmas Tree, Snowman or Santa packaged with foil-wrapped chocolate ornaments.
Rocky Mtn Chocolate's 2020 Holiday Collection will be available in stores across Canada up until December 24, or until supplies last, with select items available for online shopping and cross-country shipping.
Festive Things to do in Calgary
Every year Calgary turns into a perfect winter wonderland for Christmas. Find out things to do during the holidays in Calgary.
Make a Donation
Food banks in Calgary are in great need of donations especially during these difficult times. Please consider making a donation this holiday season or anytime during the year.
Below are some food banks in Calgary which could use your help. Please also connect with food banks in your community.
New Year's Eve and Day Calgary 2020/2021
Here's to saying goodbye to 2020 and welcoming a brighter year. These are a few ways to celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Calgary.